WINTERVILLE—With #GivingTuesday less than a week away, the Pitt Community College Foundation is encouraging members of the community to consider participating in the annual celebration of charitable giving by purchasing customizable bricks to honor loved ones.
For the past nine years, many have deemed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving to be #GivingTuesday. It’s a movement that’s inspired millions of people worldwide to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity.
“While there are many wonderful causes and charitable organizations to support on #GivingTuesday, only one has been helping PCC students achieve their personal, academic and career goals the past 48 years,” PCC Development Officer John Bacon said. “We’re hoping our supporters will purchase bricks that can be engraved with names and words of encouragement to raise funds for scholarships that help PCC students overcome financial barriers and pursue higher education.”
Bacon said the bricks go on sale Nov. 30 at a cost of $75 apiece or three for $200. Each brick has space for three lines (20 characters each) of engraving, he said, adding that they will be placed in a patio surrounding the base of Pitt’s Ed and Joan Warren Clock Tower.
“We sold a number of customized bricks after the clock tower was constructed in 2015,” Bacon said. “They look really nice and feature some great tributes and messages of love and encouragement.”